Top Rung Home Inspections

4.97 |16 Verified Ratings
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Top Rung Home Inspections

4.97 | 16 Verified Ratings
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6450 Lakeshore Road
Cicero, NY 13039
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Top Rung Home Inspections

Your Peace of Mind is our commitment.

Top Rung Home Inspections is a locally owned and operated home inspection company in Syracuse, NY. As owner and chief inspector, I am committed to giving my clients only the best non bias, thorough inspection. Top Rung Home Inspections provides -only- custom written reports for our clients (not drop down, multiple choice, pre-written reports). Considering the costs involved with buying a home, you deserve a narrative report written specifically for your home. With the time crunch that a real estate transaction demands, we will make sure to get your inspection scheduled right away, and your thorough inspection report to you worry free. Being a member of Central New York Information Services (with Supra Key lock box access) makes scheduling much easier for all parties involved. Please read our reviews from previous clients. I look forward to meeting you! -Charles Kahl, NY LIC #1600066614, Owner &Chief Inspector (315) 254-0643


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Service Area

  • Syracuse
  • Liverpool
  • Auburn
  • Parish
  • East Syracuse
  • Baldwinsville
  • Camillus
  • Fulton
  • Oswego
  • Minoa
  • Oneida
  • Canastota
  • Cicero
  • Skaneateles
  • Central Square
  • Manlius
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Services Offered

Home Inspection
  • General Home Inspection

Areas of Expertise

  • Residential Home Inspections
  • Multi-family Inspections: MBA, FNMA & Freddie Mac Certified.

Product Brands Used

  • House Facks

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 2015
Memberships & Affiliations
  • InterNACHI
  • Central New York Information Services
State Licensing
Trade: Home Inspector
License #: 16000066614
Expiration: 05-03-2021
Type: General Liability
Amount: $2,000,000
Expiration: 04-24-2020
  • InterNachi- Code of Ethics for Home Inspectors
  • InterNachi- How to Inspect HVAC Systems
  • InterNachi- Introduction to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice
  • InterNachi- 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection
  • Internachi- Professionalism Training
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Raising our six year old son. He consumes all of our time. :)

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I worked in Home Building, Remodeling, Rental Management for many years. Inspections are a great way to utilize this experience to help others when buying a home. Being the victim myself of shoddy work from unreliable contractors on my home, I know first hand the long term costs and headaches involved if things aren't done correctly. My mission is to inform buyers and their families of the home they are interested in before closing the deal, and being stuck in a home they are unhappy in. -Charles Kahl.

We started in this industry in 1998.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated


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Review by in Moravia, NY
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He did a very though job. And we appreciate it very much.
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Review by in Liverpool, NY
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Charles Kahl provided me with my home inspection and I was very pleased with him.He was very thorough and took his time being very detailed. Job well done and would recommend friends and family in the future.
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I a 100% satisfy with them.
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Review by in Whitesboro, NY
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Charles was top notch in all aspects.
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Review by in Manlius, NY
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Charles was thorough, efficient, and explained to us everything in detail so we felt we had a very clear understanding of the home! I would recommend him to anyone!
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They were great and fast, it was definitely worth my while.
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